1. FlyingBackwards's Avatar
    which useless apps that can with the Note 2 can I safely disable in the application menu? the ones forced on us by Verizon or Google or Samsung
    05-22-2013 01:48 PM
  2. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    See the list below of things I've disabled without any negative effects (of course only disable something if you don't use it). I like disabling anything I don't use as it cleans up the app and widget drawer and saves a little on system resources, in particular available memory which I've seen go up after disabling a bunch of apps (a reboot after disabling helps ensure all disabled apps are stopped). One word of warning, disabling some apps (including bloatware) may interfere with installing OTA updates. You may need to re-enable them to successfully install any future OTA update. Just something to be aware of.

    Instructions to disable: go to Menu, Settings, Application manager, scroll to the right to "All", then select an app, in the upper right is a button to disable. If it's grayed out, you have to uninstall any updates to the app first, then the disable button should appear)

    Disabled apps:
    AllShare Play
    Amazon (two of them, 2.0.11 and 2.0.5)
    Amazon Kindle
    Amazon MP3
    Dual Clock (analog)
    Dual Clock (digital)
    Face Unlock
    Favorite Apps
    Favorite Contacts
    Google Play Books
    Google Play Magazines
    Google Play Movies & TV
    Google Play Music
    Google Search
    Group Cast
    Kies air
    Media Hub
    Music Hub
    My Verizon Mobile
    News Daemon(EUR)
    NFL Mobile
    Remote Controls
    S Suggest
    S Voice
    Samsung account
    Samsung Push Service
    Stock Daemon (EUR)
    Verizon Login
    VZ Navigator
    Weather Daemon
    Weather Widget
    Weather Widget Main
    Wi-Fi Direct
    Wi-Fi Direct share
    Windy Weather
    Yahoo Finance
    Yahoo News
    mrsstraty#AC and Duard like this.
    05-22-2013 03:05 PM
  3. FlyingBackwards's Avatar
    See the list below of things I've disabled without any negative effects
    Thanks for the list! Is there a noticeable effect after all those apps have been disabled?
    05-22-2013 07:47 PM
  4. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    Seemed a bit smoother in overall operation, not a big difference though. Noticed RAM use dropped and now averages around approx 500MB (without anything else open/running). The biggest difference though is that it cleans up the app and widget drawers (although there is the option to hide apps via Menu, Hide Applications when in the App drawer).
    05-22-2013 08:48 PM
  5. Jonathan Rodriguez3's Avatar
    Can i just freeze them with titanium backup?

    sent from sch-1605 Note 2
    05-22-2013 08:55 PM
  6. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    Can i just freeze them with titanium backup?
    Yes, that's another option, although it may require root access. The native method via the Application Manager I listed above does not.
    05-22-2013 08:58 PM
  7. pool_shark's Avatar
    For some of those you may have to uninstall updates before disabling.
    05-23-2013 06:44 AM

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